W New York – Union Square Gourd-ous Social Media Contest
See your face on a pumpkin this October. The W New York – Union Square is offering you the chance to see your face alongside celebrities in their “Gourd-geous Pumpkin Patch” window display. All you have to do is post your selfie with the hashtag #WSMASHINGSELFIES and tag @wnyunionsquare on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win. Famed pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon has carved just about every famous face onto a pumpkin, and will carve the winning selfie.
If you want a selfie-pumpkin you can take home, you can book the #WSMASHINGSELFIES Package for stays Continue reading →
Four new Wi-Fi kiosks have been installed and are operating along Third Avenue between 15th and 19th streets, just two blocks east of Union Square Park. The kiosks, called LinkNYC, are part of a City contract to repurpose payphone infrastructure. Continue reading →
Today, New York City’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) announced plans to redevelop a city-owned site currently occupied by P.C. Richard & Son located within the Union Square district at 124 East 14th Street. A call for proposals includes guidelines encouraging developers to build office space that targets startups that outgrow incubators Continue reading →
Just last month, USP released the new 2015 Commercial Market Report detailing the office and retail activity within the district. Union Square’s creative atmosphere and 24-hour community continues to draw in major office leasing activity including heavy hitter Continue reading →
Last week, the Commercial Observer reported digital advertising and media management software developer Centro Inc. leased two full floors at 841 Broadway, one block south of Union Square Park and a few floors up from Max Brenner’s chocolate paradise. Centro Inc. is the latest tech company to find a home in the neighborhood, joining Mashable, BuzzFeed, Urban Compass, and host of other companies. The lease brings 841 Broadway to full occupancy.
BuzzFeed’s 2012 New York Headquarters Photo: Drew Anthony Smith via The Huffington Post
This morning the New York Post reported that viral media and listicle site BuzzFeed has signed a lease for 194,000 square feet at 225 Park Avenue South, just one block north of Union Square Park. According to the Post, BuzzFeed is to create 475 jobs in the neighborhood in exchange for New York State tax incentives. The media company joins several other notable tech firms, such as Urban Compass and Mashable, drawn to the neighborhood’s accessibility and livability.